Toddlers like being the center of attention! They enjoy other children but may have difficulty interacting with each other while they play. They also love to feel they have accomplished something such as memorizing words to a song or placing that last block on top of the ABC tower.
Toddlers enjoy being with other children. If your child is in a play group, invite the children in the group. Or invite the children of your family, friends, and neighbors. Keep in mind that they may get afraid when the adult accompanying is not present so account for a few extra adults.
Length of party
1- 1 ½ Hours
Entertainment for age
Children at this age tire easily so try to keep the party simple and flexible so that you can keep their attention. They are beginning to learn about themselves and the world around them. They enjoy singing, dancing, finger and copying games.
Toddlers sometimes get confused with what is real and pretend, therefore entertainers such as clowns and make-believe characters are great to amuse them.
Keep games short and simple.
Follow the Leader
Sit in a circle and play finger games such as :
The Itsy Bitsy Spider
This Little Piggy
Pat-a Cake, Pat-a-Cake
Safety for age
Childproof your home, covering sockets and closing off bedroom doors, exit and entry ways so that children don’t wander. Avoid foods and items that are choking hazards, such as broken balloons, small party favors, hard candles, hot dogs and popcorn.
Wizard of Oz Party
Birthday Child’s Starring Role
Throw a birthday party somewhere over the rainbow! Let L. Frank Baum’s story, known as the first American fairytale, add a quality of fantasy and adventure to your child’s celebration.
“There’s no place like home” and yours can be transformed into a storybook setting. With a thick black magic marker, trace a brick pattern on to a roll of yellow felt. Construct a rainbow balloon arch and decorate a corner of the room as “Emerald City”
Use the Ruby Slippers Personalized Banner to make it extra special.
Party Fun & Games
If your guests are all girls, give them all a pair of ruby red slippers to wear so that they can always find their way home.
Play Pin the Heart on the Tin Woodsman or Pin the Tail on the Lion. Use these cardboard cutouts.
Scarecrow Scramble - For this activity, you’ll need four sets of men’s clothes (flannel shirt, jeans, socks, hat, and gloves) and four stacks of newspapers. Have the kids make scarecrows and dress them to make the funniest looking scarecrow.
Cover your food table with hay and a few haystacks to add height to your food items.
Serve a platter of heart, courage and brains cookies, over the rainbow cupcakes with rainbow batter, yellow bricks (rice crispy treats). Use wicker baskets to serve apples.
This Toto in a Basket is an adorable favor sure to make your guests feel like Dorothy.
Or how about this Ruby Slippers Personalized Luggage Tag to make sure the guests’ belongings always find their way home?